I was visiting a few blogs yesterday and I stumbled upon this great blog, Gutsy Writer. As I was reading her post, there was this curious tool bar that followed me down the page. After I was done reading, I decided to check out this website called Apture. I was so impressed with this great tool I decided to add it to my blog.
Little did I know all the other great features Apture offered. It can be downloaded to Google Chrome, Firefox and Apple Safari web browsers.
This nifty tool keeps your readers on your blog without having to leave the page. If I see something interesting or that I was curious about I would copy and paste the word or phrase and enter it on my browser to search, leaving the current page right?
Well with Apture your readers won't have to leave your blog to search! Once you have it downloaded on your computer, whether you use Chrome, Firefox or Safari, just highlight the phrase you want to search and poof, there is the information right there in a sweet little box.
As an example, the screenshot is from one of my previous posts. This is what you would see after you highlight the words Puerto Rico. It brought up the information plus you have the option to look at videos and images too, right from the current page you are on!
As you can see my customized Happiness Flows tool bar followed me down the page. You can share on Facebook, Twitter and email as well. You can search for anything you like right from that tool bar too!
Your readers can search the web using Google, Google Maps, YouTube, Amazon, Flickr, Wikipedia and others all through your blog. You will be engaging your visitors and increasing the time on your site!
I am very interested in checking my Google Analytics to see how my page views, time on my site and bounce rate have been affected, in a good way I hope! However, if I just wait a few days Apture will email me my stats too!
Try it out and let me know how you like it!!